Germany still taking lion's share of asylum cases
Germany registered 187,000 first-time asylum applications in the second quarter of this year, the European Commission said on Thursday. The figure accounts for 61% of the EU total (305,700) with Italy, France, Hungary and Greece also seeing large numbers. Applications jumped by 132% in Greece compared with quarter one, 118% in Hungary and 65% in Poland. They fell in Nordic states, the Netherlands and Belgium.